Jul 19

Bananas Can Prevent Stroke

bananaA Stroke is a terrible disease threats because the process can take place quickly. If it is not quickly helped could be at risk of death, on the contrary if it could still be saved will experience disability. New study finds that eating 3 pieces of banana every day can help you lower the risk of stroke.

Researchers from the United Kingdom and Italy have found that eating three bananas a day can reduce the risk of stroke.

Researchers say that eating a banana for breakfast, one for lunch and bananas one banana for the evening would provide enough potassium which reduces the likelihood of people suffer from blood clotting in the brain of about 21 percent.

In addition to bananas, these findings also indicate that stroke can be prevented by consuming other potassium rich foods such as spinach, beans, fish, milkfish and lentils.

In a recent study, researchers analyzed data from eleven different studies and collect the results to get results as a whole.

Researchers found the intake of potassium daily about 1,600 mg, less than half the daily recommended amount of United Kingdom for adult 3,500 mg, is enough to lower the risk of stroke by more than a fifth.

The average banana contains about 500 milligrams of potassium, which helps lower blood pressure and controlling fluid balance in the body.

Too little potassium can cause digestive irritability, nausea, irregular heartbeat and diarrhea.

“The intake of potassium in most countries are far below the recommended daily amount,” said researchers from the University of Warwick and the University of Naples, as reported by Indiavision.

And if people eat foods that are rich in potassium and also reduce the intake of salt, annual global mortality from stroke could be cut more than one million people per year.